Prof. Dr. Suliman Aba-Al Khail

On the occasion of my appointment as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), I would like to thank the Rectors of the universities members of the FUIW for the trust they placed in me to carry out the duties of this position. I ask Allah Almighty for help and guidance to deliver on this responsibility, serve the Member Universities, and give the FUIW its much deserved status. Mine is a pursuit to boost and expand cooperation among the member universities, toward further scientific development and greater global competitive edge.

I would also like to seize this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to H.M. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for approving my appointment, in support of the FUIW. The Islamic world has many distinguished academics and highly competitive universities. And I am confident the FUIW is well placed to best enhance cooperation between the Member Universities, promote exchange of expertise, bring efforts to bear in developing higher education and scientific research in the Islamic universities, and most benefit from latest advancements.

I am happy to welcome you to the FUIW website, and I hope that visitors and researchers will find in it useful information on the Federation, its activities and programmes, and the Member Universities.

I also welcome any good idea or constructive criticism you believe would help us accomplish the mission and goals of the FUIW and its Executive Council.

Allah we ask for help and success in elevating our universities.

Prof. Dr. Suliman Aba-Al Khail
Rector of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University,
Riyadh - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Chairman of the FUIW Executive Council